BC Hydro plans, operates and maintains the bullk electric system in accordance with reliability standards established by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) adopted in British Columbia by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC). In addition, BC Hydro also provides assessments on other Mandatory Reliability Standards (MRS) related matters to the BCUC from time to time.
A process is underway to review the Planning Coordinator function in B.C. and the associated standards.
Workshop: August 24, 2020
Materials will be provided in advance of the meeting.
Please contact BCHydro Reliability Standards for further information.
BCUC MRS COVID Relief Request
BC Hydro is now requesting feedback from Registered Entities in the B.C. MRS Program on the impact of COVID-19 affecting their ability to become compliant with certain MRS scheduled to go into effect the second half of 2020 in B.C., as discussed in the NERC letter to the BCUC dated April 24, 2020.
A feedback form where each entity can provide input is provided:
- Registered Entity COVID Relief Feedback Worksheet [XLSX, 12 KB]
Deadline for COVID Relief Request is June 5, 2020.
- BC Letter re Defer Standards Implementation [PDF, 367 KB]
- L-11-20-MRS-Compliance-Guidance-COVID-19 [PDF, 301 KB]
Assessment Report 13
Under Section 125.2 Adoption of reliability standards, rules or codes of the Utilities Commission Act, BC Hydro is mandated to review each reliability standard and provide an assessment report annually to the BCUC, which is the regulatory body having jurisdiction to adopt reliability standards for application in B.C. Additional information is available on the BCUC MRS website.
In fulfilling this mandate, BC Hydro consults with entities registered under the B.C. MRS Program. A feedback form where each entity can provide input is provided:
- Assessment Report 13 (External) Feedback Spreadsheet [XLSX, 141 KB]
Deadline for assessment feedback is February 28, 2020.